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Get a reward for nabbing a tagger

Unemployed drunks with flopping canvas hats, take note

Over the past few years, the sandstone cliffs and similarly colored retaining walls in Ocean Beach have been plagued by graffiti and tagging.

The City of San Diego has a rewards program if you nab someone tagging.

Don’t confront the taggers, but call 911, wait for the police to show up, and give them your info. Get an incident report, fill out the form via the website, and when the perp’s case is over, you get a reward. It can take a month or a year. I’ve gotten checks ranging from $250 to $350 for each incident.

Citizens’ arrests are one solution, but why not create murals along the seawall? The upside to murals is that most taggers won’t deface someone else’s art. There was a mural someone did at the foot of Del Monte Avenue last summer, and the area remained tag-free until the mural was painted over.

On February 26, new tags appeared on the seawall by the pier. Within an hour, O.B. resident Matthew Mitchell was painting it out.

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“I’ve gotten $250-$350 checks for calling 911.”
“I’ve gotten $250-$350 checks for calling 911.”

Over the past few years, the sandstone cliffs and similarly colored retaining walls in Ocean Beach have been plagued by graffiti and tagging.

The City of San Diego has a rewards program if you nab someone tagging.

Don’t confront the taggers, but call 911, wait for the police to show up, and give them your info. Get an incident report, fill out the form via the website, and when the perp’s case is over, you get a reward. It can take a month or a year. I’ve gotten checks ranging from $250 to $350 for each incident.

Citizens’ arrests are one solution, but why not create murals along the seawall? The upside to murals is that most taggers won’t deface someone else’s art. There was a mural someone did at the foot of Del Monte Avenue last summer, and the area remained tag-free until the mural was painted over.

On February 26, new tags appeared on the seawall by the pier. Within an hour, O.B. resident Matthew Mitchell was painting it out.

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